I’m very happy to announce that the Baseball United Foundation – the non-profit that I founded after I made my first documentary – is welcoming a player from Ireland’s Youth National Baseball Team to America.
The player is Liam Shier. Liam is 14-years old and he’s been playing baseball since he was 9 years old. This past January, he was one of several dozen Irish kids who participated in our baseball clinics in Ireland.
Liam will spend one week in New York and Rhode Island. He will play in a few games and train at baseball camps in the Northeast. We’ll be releasing more information leading up to his arrival on July 23. Here’s the first press release:
14-Year Old Prospect Will Attend Summer Baseball Academy at Mercy College
Valhalla, NY – July 8, 2014 – 14-year old Liam Shier loves to play baseball, just like most American kids his age, but Liam isn’t from the United States. He lives in Ireland, a country where baseball is far from the national pastime.
Liam, who lives in County Meath, Ireland, will be practicing his baseball skills at the Hardball NY Summer Baseball Academy at Mercy College, on July 24 and 25, from 9am-2pm.
Liam’s participation in the camp is part of the Baseball United Foundation’s Player Exchange Program, which brings talented international youth baseball players to America, to help them learn the game through advanced instruction from professionals.
You can read the rest of the press release at the Baseball United Foundation website.